Thursday, September 11, 2014
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The major conflict of Uglies is Individual vs. Society, as in Tally vs. Special Circumstances. Tally's operation is postponed until Dr. Cable and the rest of the Specials tear apart the Smoke so that no more Uglies run away. After accidently setting off the tracker, Tally does everything she can do to protect the people of The Smoke, going against Special Circumstances.
This book takes place 300 years after the end of our era, in a new civilization built upon looks, in which everyone gets a surgery to turn them into a flawless Pretty when they turn 16. This story follows Tally's adventures over the course of a few months. Most of the book takes place in Uglyville, where everyone between the ages of 11 and 16 live, awaiting and dreaming about their Pretty life, and The Smoke, consisting of Ugly runnaways who chose not to turn Pretty.
The book Uglies by Scott Westerfeld is about Tally Youngblood, a teenage girl that finds her joy in breaking rules and pulling off tricks, who's only dream was to turn 16 and receive a surgery that'll change her from an imperfect, insecure Ugly to a confident, beautiful, and perfectly flawless Pretty. In one of her expeditions to New Pretty Town, a lively town for New Pretties, she makes a friend named Shay, who eventually turns her life upside down. While Tally is overly excited about her upcoming birthday, Shay seemed sensitive about talking about the surgery. A few days before their 16th birthday, Shay reveals her plan to not turn Pretty and runs away to "The Smoke". On the day of Tally's surgery, she meets Dr. Cable, a Special, who gives her two options: find Shay and The Smoke and turn them in to the Specials, or be Ugly for life. Desperately wanting to turn Pretty, Tally successfully finds The Smoke and is ready to turn them. However, she falls in love with David, who was born and raised in The Smoke, and realizes that people can be beautiful without the surgery. She also finds out the truth of being a Pretty from David's parents, Maddy and Az, who used to be doctors that did the surgeries. She now wants to stay in The Smoke with the people she has come to love, except it's a little too late to change her choice. Things or people around us can often be different from what the claim to be.